Philharmonic's 78th season finale offers otherworldly music from fantasy to sci-fi

'Sci-Phonic' concert returns in April with fascinating movie music
By: Michigan Philharmonic
PLYMOUTH, Mich. - April 2, 2024 - PRLog -- Topping off an outstanding 78th season, the Michigan Philharmonic brings back a unique brand of high energy music with a "Sci-Phonic II" finale later this month.

The Phil's musical ode to science fiction, fantasy and anime, "Sci-Phonic II – Anime and Adventure," is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Canton. This final concert will take listeners on a journey through otherworldly music, with everything from "Stars Wars" and "Star Trek" to "Lord of the Rings" and "World of Warcraft."

As one of Michigan's finest orchestras, the Plymouth-based Philharmonic celebrates a wide range of classical and pops music that connects, engages, and creates unique experiences. This year the symphony continues celebrating the 25th year Music Director and Conductor Nan Washburn has led the regional symphony.

The featured music includes "World of Warcraft" by Russell Brower," "Star Trek Through the Years" by Jerry Goldsmith, "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Symphonic Suite" by Howard Shore, and "My Neighbor Totoro" by Joe Hisaiski. Other music includes "Suite from Taken" by Laura Karpman, "Video Games Live Suite" arranged by Ralph Ford, and "Zack Snyder's Justice League" by Tom Holkenborg.

A "Stars Wars Medley" by John Williams will feature members of the Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO), which is led by Hektor Qyteti and Dennis Carter, in a "side by side" performance.

The musical journey will be held in the Salem High School auditorium in Canton. Tickets for the concert are available at the Philharmonic's website: For information, contact (734) 451-2112.

About the Michigan Philharmonic: Now in its 78th season, the Michigan Philharmonic – (or "Michigan Phil") – is one of the most innovative and dynamic professional orchestras in Southeast Michigan. Nan Washburn, Music Director & Conductor since 1999, has won 19 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music from the League of American Orchestras.  In 2019 the Michigan Philharmonic was awarded Second Place in the American Prize for Professional Orchestras.  The orchestra performs in an ever-expanding roster of Michigan communities; including Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Livonia, Brighton, Downtown Detroit, and many others. The Michigan Phil is committed to reaching out to a broad and diverse array of audiences and providing enjoyable cultural and social experiences, while encouraging anyone who loves live music events to "Spend the night with Michigan Phil."

For tickets and more information, please visit or call (734) 451-2112.

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